Cemetery Preservation: Resources and Links

Cemeteries and burial grounds are important places to everyday American life and culture, and present in nearly every community. Improper treatment can cause irreversible damage to historic cemeteries, so it’s critical that the right techniques are used to preserve and stabilize the stone and prevent them from further damage and deterioration. Competent preservation and conservation work includes careful planning; solutions that don’t compound the problem; actions that are the least instructive; treatments that respect the original fabric; and, work that is carefully documented for any future work.

 

These recommended educational sources, websites and materials provide tips from the experts on cemetery preservation, and will help ensure that you avoid harming what you seek to protect.

 

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